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No. 8 Beavers roll to victory over Eagles

LAHAINA — Now the going gets tough for the Oregon State women’s basketball team. The Maui Jim Maui Classic has become “a second home” according to coach Scott Rueck for the No. 8-ranked Beavers, but they have never faced an opponent like they have lined up tonight in Texas ...

Aggies hold on to beat Highlanders

LAHAINA — The Texas A&M women’s basketball team got all it could handle on the eve of its showdown with No. 8 Oregon State on Friday night at the Maui Jim Maui Classic. The Aggies, who are two spots away from The Associated Press Top 25, held on for a 70-63 victory over UC Riverside ...

Bears, Seariders lead team standings after first day of Garner Ivey

The Baldwin High School boys wrestling team collected 88.5 points to take the lead in the team standings after Day 1 of the Garner Ivey Maui Invitational Tournament on Friday at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. The Bears have nine semifinalists, while second-place Lahainaluna (82 points) has ...

Na Alii down Warriors

Namahana Kaeo-Young scored 14 points to lead the King Kekaulike High School girls basketball team to a 48-28 win over Kamehameha Maui on Friday night in Pukalani. Leading by two at halftime, Na Alii outscored the Warriors 18-7 in the third quarter to pull away and improve to 3-0 in Maui ...

Tagovailoa receives Polynesian POY award

The Maui News Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been named the recipient of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. Tagovailoa, a graduate of Saint Louis School on Oahu, helped lead Alabama to an undefeated ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Garner Ivey Invitational set for today, Saturday The defending state champion Baldwin High School girls wrestling team and seven individual state champions will hit the mats today and Saturday in the 51st annual Garner Ivey Maui Invitational Wrestling Tournament at War Memorial Gym in ...

Bears open title defense with win

PUKALANI — The Baldwin High School boys soccer team has just four starters back from its co-state championship team of a year ago, but the Bears feel like they can make another run this season. Christopher Barry and Elliot Tom are two of those returning starters, and they led Baldwin to a ...

Gouyetes lifts Kamehameha girls to victory over Baldwin

PUKALANI — Madisun Gouyetes’ first goal as a varsity soccer player turned out to be a big one. The Kamehameha Schools Maui freshman scored in the 11th minute, and it turned out to be the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Baldwin in a battle of Maui Interscholastic League unbeaten teams on ...

Maui surfers unable to qualify for Pipe Masters

Ian Walsh competes during the first round of the trials for the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons on Wednesday at the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore. Walsh was the only Maui surfer to make the semifinals, bowing out after a third-place finish in his heat with a 3.76. Among ...

Beavers back on Valley Isle

LAHAINA — Scott Rueck envisioned the Maui Jim Maui Classic as a tournament that would grow better each year it was held. Now in its third year, the head coach of the Oregon State women’s basketball team is seeing the dream come true. The eighth-ranked Beavers will play Eastern ...

Kauhaahaa joins USC staff as defensive line coach

The Maui News and The Associated Press Chad Kauhaahaa, a Baldwin High School graduate and former head coach, has joined the staff at the University of Southern California as the defensive line coach, head coach Clay Helton announced Tuesday. Kauhaahaa, 45, spent the 2018 season at Boise ...

Hendrickson suspended after fight with Rodrigues

The Maui News Tanner Hendrickson has been “provisionally suspended” by the World Surf League following a fight between the Maui surfer and Championship Tour member Michael Rodrigues on Oahu that was live streamed on YouTube. The WSL announced the suspension in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, ...

Young leads King Kekaulike to 57-13 win over Baldwin

The Maui News Namahana Young scored 22 points to lead the King Kekaulike High School girls basketball team to a 57-13 victory over Baldwin on Tuesday night at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. Young scored 16 points in the first half as Na Alii led 26-2 after the first quarter and 41-12 after the ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Bowling Aloha Friday Bowling League Friday’s Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Wesley’s 19, Steve’s 18.5, Brian’s 18, Rick’s 16, Fred’s 16, Celine’s 15.5, Ana’s 14, Mary’s 11. High series (handicap)—Brian DePonte 673, Ben Cariaga 648, Frederick Brittain ...

Na Alii get past Spartans, 2-1

The Maui News The King Kekaulike High School girls soccer team got two second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 victory over Seabury Hall in a Maui Interscholastic League match Tuesday in Olinda. Eliana Akinaka and Sheylyn Ranis netted goals as Na Alii improved to 2-1-0. The Spartans (0-3-0) got ...

The Maui News 2018 MIL Girls Volleyball All-Stars

Kalena Vaivai knew her senior volleyball season for King Kekaulike High School had special possibilities that began with her. The senior setter, surrounded by talent all over the court, delivered in a big way. After missing her junior Maui Interscholastic League season with a broken foot, ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui judoka place at state championships Eight judoka from Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club and one from Makawao Hongwanji placed at the HJI State Championships on Dec. 2 at the Kaimuki High School gym in Honolulu. Mason Kurokawa of Wailuku Hongwanji won the male bantam 1 A division, while ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Maui Pukaball Tournament Sunday’s Results At Wailea Tennis Club Men’s Doubles 3.0—Gold: John Bruce and Andrew McKee. Silver: Mario Bitonti and Dennis Holland. Bronze: Ed Horstman and Aaron Mark. 3.5—Gold: Todd Stupe and Eric Abe. Silver: Steven Loney and Wendell Condon. ...

UH pulls away to beat HPU

The Maui News Makenna Woodfolk had 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 66-51 victory over Hawaii Pacific on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Courtney Middap added 19 points for the Rainbow Wahine (3-7), who won two games in ...

Calderon opens up some eyes

PUKALANI — Naighel Calderon had a busy day Saturday. It began with his appearance in the Life Champion Bowl, an all-star game for college-qualified football players in their senior season held at King Kekaulike Stadium. A couple hours later, Calderon played for his Lanai High School ...